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Grateful Dead Live at Greek Theatre, U. Of California on 1985-06-14




Set 1

Dancin' In The Streets, West L.A. Fadeaway, CC Rider, Peggy-O, Hell In A Bucket, Keep On Growing-> Stagger Lee-> Let It Grow-> Deal

Set 2

Morning Dew-> Playin' In The Band-> China Doll-> Drums-> Truckin'-> Smokestack Lightning-> Comes A Time-> Sugar Magnolia, E: Day Job

Equipment problems after bucket caused them to leave the stage for a while


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Greek Theatre, U. Of California
Location Berkeley, CA

Source SBD -> Cassette Master -> Dat -> CD -> EAC -> SHN
Lineage SHN -> Adobe Audition v3.0 -> Samplitude Professional v11.2 -> FLAC
Transferred by Charlie Miller

Notes

Notes:
-- Encore on end of Set 1 to fit show into 2 discs
-- Encore can be re-joined with set 2 seamlessly
-- This is a re-master of shnid=13747
-- There was an equipment break after Hell In A Bucket
-- Fixed swapped channels, corrected pitch, fixed uneven levels and cleaned flaws
-- Thanks to Joe B. Jones for his help with the pitch correction

Reviews

Reviewer: doug_the_dude - - June 15, 2014
Subject: --
Indeed quite fun, as so many unpredictable '85 shows were - the first set has Bucket and Keep on Growing not quite making the grade, whereas the rest of it sounds pretty good - Let it Grow > Deal is as good as you imagine.

Second set - of course, there's that Morning Dew ***opener*** following some rather over-the-top setbreak Healy ridiculousness (he peppers this entire show with his, er, "contributions"). Playin > China Doll > Jam before the drums is lively - 85 might be my favorite year for the the D>S midsection itself...

So yeah, good '85, a very clean and crisp board here - lots of fun. The following night is absolutely worth a listen as well -
Reviewer: grasshopper's nipples - - June 14, 2014
Subject: due better
needed another *
Reviewer: E.R.C. Iceman! - - August 17, 2012
Subject: JERRY BALLADS!
3 SWEET JERRY BALLEDS IN THE 2ND SET AND A CRISP SOUNDBOARD! WHO CAN ASK FOR MORE?
Reviewer: Jack Straw from CA - - January 7, 2012
Subject: Day Job IS here and is track 11
Day Job is after the first set but before the second set which is why the track names are wrong after this point.

The show itself was hampered by technical problems which resulted in the band actually taking a break half way through. The band had returned for Keep On Growing which is my favorite version simple because of the energy it give off here. The entire second set is pretty nice too with the highlights being Playing->China Doll->Jam and Comes A Time.
Reviewer: Dylan M - - November 16, 2011
Subject: Best Transfer Available of standout 80s show
You gotta love how the boys we're varying their set-lists so much in 1985. The song selection and set placement show them really making an effort to truly never play the same show twice.

This Miller transfer is the best available of the first night of their 20th anniversary run at the Greek.

Yeah there's some sound problems. Charlie's transfer masks the worst of it. Jerry is too often low in the mix imho.

The sound montage before Dew in the second set is kind of goofy, but brief. Maybe you just had to be there.

* First performance of Derek and the Dominoes "Keep On Growing". Yeah, they fuck it up. The best version is Merriweather 1985.6.30, by far. It's better rehearsed by then or something.
** First Morning Dew to open a set since probably 1973 (?)

Some mistakes along the way but the performance effort is present and actively focused. Certainly worth the download for historical posterity and unique setlist perhaps above the performance quality. This was the first show on a VERY good tour, and is probably beat by the last night of the Greek Run, The Blossom Music Center show, The Hershey Park show, and the Merriweather show.

Thanks for the upgrade!

PS- List of songs is labeled incorrectly starting with the second set. Song labeled "Morning Dew" is actually tuning segment with a one song behind labeling error thereafter. Because of this the "Keep Your Day Job" encore is actually "Sugar Magnolia" with the real Day Job absent from this transfer.... Doesn't bother me.
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